Something for the weekend…

Two great beers freshly tapped for you to enjoy this weekend:

The Devil’s Leap

The first ever traditional Bitter from Vocation. This may come as a surprise to some given our usual brews. But, lockdown gave us a lot of time to reflect on the things we missed the most about the pub, and in the brewery we all agreed that a pint of cask bitter can truly be a glorious thing. We think it’s a shame that many modern, progressive breweries don’t produce Bitter anymore, so we want to do our bit to help keep that tradition alive.

So we came up with Devil’s Leap, a 4.3% Bitter. It’s unashamedly traditional, brewed with 100% English hops and served in cask. Cool but not cold. With a sparkler. The way god intended. We hope it’ll become an instant classic. 

It’s one hell of a bitter built on a local legend about the Devil and God…
The legend goes that God once challenged the Devil to jump from Stoodley Pike to the Great Rock. If he succeeded then he could have the souls of the little town in the valley. Naturally, he failed – but only just. His hoof landed on the rock – which is also known as Devil’s Rock – but slipped, and he lost the bet. You can still see the imprint of his hoof on top of the rock, and the crack it made as it slipped down the front of the rock.

The only way to enjoy this is down the pub, so get your flat caps on and find a cosy corner for a pint or two. 

Sabro Centennial

Dual hopped ipa with pineapple citrus and a floral hop flavours with hint of coconut leading to a dry finish

Sabro® Brand HBC 438 is a relatively new release from the Hop Breeding Company. Sabro is an aroma hop that is notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors. It imparts distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit aromas, with hints of cedar, mint, and cream. Sabro’s pedigree is the result of a unique cross-pollination of a female Neomexicanus hop. With a robust brewing performance, Sabro proves to be a strongly expressive hop that translates its flavor incredibly well into beer.

Centennial owes its existence to a mix of Brewer’s GoldFuggleEast Kent Golding and Bavarian hops. Developed in 1974 and released in 1990, Centennial was pioneered by Charles (Chuck) Zimmerman and S.T. Kenny at Washington State University. It is at times referred to as super Cascade because of its similar citric characteristic. Centennial is a much-celebrated hop in its versatility with its depth of bitterness and forward aroma — two characteristics that balance each other beautifully.

It is well suited to Pale Ales and IPAs with its high alpha content and is floral in both flavor and aroma. Centennial has had its ups and downs in the commercial brewing industry but is currently experiencing a return to popularity, particularly among leading craft breweries.

Published by JohnG

Owner of the Engine Room, Brewery Tap & Bar

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